ROADARMEL, Gordon Charles. Kharagpur, West Bengal 1932 — Berkeley 15.6.1972. U.S. Indologist (Hindi Scholar). Son of missionary parents, grew up in India, educated in Mussoorie. In 1948 came to U.S.A., studied at Wooster College, Ohio (B.A. 1954 in English). After one year at Chicago Theological Seminary he left theology and began studies at University of California, Berkeley: M.A. 1957 in English. After a while as school teacher he returned to Berkeley and passed M.A. in Asian Studes in 1962, then further studies of Hindi at Allahabad University. In 1963-65 taught Hindi in Chicago, then as Assistant Professor (first only acting) at Berkeley. Ph.D. 1969 Berkeley. Died after another stay in India, just before his promotion to Associate Professor.
Publications: Diss. The theme of alienation in the modern Hindi short story. MS. of 441 p. Berkeley 1969.
– translated from Hindi: Premchand: The Gift of a Cow. 442 p. Bloomington & L. 1968; A Death in Delhi: Modern Hindi Short Stories. 211 p. Berkeley & L.A. & L. 1972.
Sources: William M. Brinner, John J. Gumperz and Bruce R. Pray in http://texts.cdlib.org/view?docId=hb9t1nb5rm&doc.view=frames&chunk.id=div00058&toc.depth=1&toc.id=.
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